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Southern African airlines face crisis

Posted 9 October 2015

The Southern African airline industry is facing a crisis as demand for flights decreases and profits drop.

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Fastjet Zimbabwe secures Air Operator Certificate

Posted 7 October 2015

Fastjet has been granted an Air Operator Certificate by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.

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ROUTES: TAV and ADP become World's largest airport network

Posted 21 September 2015

Turkish airport operator TAV Airports Holding's ongoing growth and its partner Aéroports de Paris (ADP) has become the largest airport network in the world the company said at the 21st World Route Development Forum in

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New generation aircraft to serve clients in Africa from DAC base in Nairobi, Kenya

Posted 1 May 2013

DAC Aviation International (DAC), a provider of aircraft charter and MRO services with expertise in serving aid and relief agencies in remote and conflict-affected areas, today announced the

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ASKY announces flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from July 1, 2013

Posted 30 April 2013

ASKY Airlines, the Togo-based subsidiary of Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will be launched from its hub in Lomé on July 1.

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Rainbow Airlines applies for Zimbabwe air services permit

Posted 30 April 2013

Reports are coming out of Zimbabwe that a new carrier has applied to the country's aviation licensing board, seeking permission to start both domestic and regional flights.

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Air Namibia announces new Harare-Lusaka service

Posted 30 April 2013

Air Namibia has announced that, as from tomorrow, it will offer air travel services for both passengers and cargo on flights between Harare and Lusaka.

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Kenya Airways Cargo wins prestigious global award

Posted 29 April 2013

Kenya Airways' Cargo Division has won the prestigious Air Cargo News global service award.

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Cronos adds Port Harcourt to route network

Posted 29 April 2013

Equatorial Guinea-based carrier, Cronos Airlines, is now including Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's Rivers State, on its route network.

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Alison Price On Air adds Nigerian options to menu

Posted 29 April 2013

Executive jet in-flight experience provider Alison Price On Air has expanded and restructured its aviation catering offering to better meet the needs of its widening international client base.

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Evacuation training keeps Air Botswana up to the safety mark

Posted 26 April 2013

Air Botswana, which operates and maintains a fleet of BAe146 as well as ATR42-500 and ATR72-500 advanced turbo propeller aircraft, reports that it regularly puts itself through its safety paces.

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Air Seychelles announces new Dubai check-in terminal

Posted 25 April 2013

Air Seychelles has announced that the newly opened Etihad Travel Mall is now its premier airport check-in terminal in Dubai.

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Camair-Co hits out at cabin crew scam

Posted 25 April 2013

Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co) has put out a warning on its website following an online scam.

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Ethiopian graduates 202 technicians and cabin crew

Posted 25 April 2013

The Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduated 135 aviation maintenance technicians and 67 cabin crew at a ceremony held at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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Arik Air named official Africa Travel Association Congress carrier

Posted 25 April 2013

Nigeria's Arik Air, West and Central Africa's largest airline, has been named as the official carrier for the Africa Travel Association (ATA) World Congress in Douala, Cameroon from October 16-21.

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Fastjet to enter South African market via partnership

Posted 24 April 2013

Low-cost airline Fastjet today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with investment company Blockbuster, with the objective of operating services in South Africa by the end of May 2013.

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Flydubai makes maiden flight to Juba

Posted 24 April 2013

Flydubai, Dubai's innovative low-cost airline, has made its maiden flight to Juba, the capital city of the Republic of South Sudan.

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ACI to help reduce missed passenger connections and delays

Posted 23 April 2013

Airports Council International (ACI) today announced the launch of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) in Africa, Asia-Pacific (including the Middle-East), Latin America-Caribbean and North America.

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Fastjet and Don Smith sign MoU to resolve dispute

Posted 23 April 2013

Fastjet has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Don Smith, CEO of Five Forty Aviation Limited, which trades in Kenya as Fly 540, with a view to resolving recent disputes and establishing a way by which the two parties can

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Ethiopian Airlines in 12-year lease deal for two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Posted 23 April 2013

The US-based Air Lease Corporation has announced a lease agreement with Ethiopian Airlines for two new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, both on lease for 12 years. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in May and

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RwandAir to buy Bombadier Q400 NextGen turboprop

Posted 23 April 2013

RwandAir has signed a firm purchase agreement for a Bombardier Aerospace Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner.

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Business and tourism focus for Air Uganda's new CEO

Posted 22 April 2013

Air Uganda's new CEO, Cornwell Muleya, says he plans to focus on business and tourism.

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Arik Air scoops Company of the Year award

Posted 22 April 2013

Arik Air, West and Central Africa's largest airline, has emerged as the Company of the Year 2012 at the recent Leadership Annual Conference and Awards ceremony held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

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Dana Air resumes flights to Port Harcourt

Posted 18 April 2013

Dana Air will resume flights to Port Harcourt next week from Nigerian capital Lagos and Abuja.

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Uganda set to roll out modern customs system

Posted 17 April 2013

Uganda is to roll out a modern customs system, which has been piloted in Jinja, to the rest of the country.

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Fastjet Tanzania reports 68% loading

Posted 16 April 2013

Fastjet Tanzania has reported a 68% load factor for March despite the start of the rainy season and adding capacity on additional routes from the middle of the month.

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Emirates has $150,000 on offer for environment project

Posted 16 April 2013

Emirates Airlines takes an innovative approach to the environment – from recycling tonnes of obsolete aircraft chinaware into an oyster bed in Dubai, to applying new air traffic management practices around its network that reduce

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Eutelsat 16A satellite adds Eurochannel to sub-Saharan coverage

Posted 14 April 2013

The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the Eutelsat 16A satellite has further increased with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series.

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RwandAir continues to grow with three new destinations

Posted 12 April 2013 · 1 Comment

RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda and one of Africa's fastest growing airlines, will launch direct flights from its hub in Kigali to three new destinations – Accra, Douala and Juba – this summer.

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Airport Cities World Conference confirms extra speakers

Posted 12 April 2013

With just two weeks to go until the Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition (ACE) takes place on African soil for the first time, event organiser UBM Live has confirmed more high-profile speakers will be taking part.

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Mobile applications boost for SAA customers

Posted 12 April 2013

South African Airways (SAA) has launched two new mobile applications (apps) that give customers access to comprehensive travel and airline information on the go.

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Shell showcases advanced aviation technology solutions at WTTC

Posted 12 April 2013

Shell, one of the world's leading aviation fuel suppliers, showcased its advanced aviation solutions at the 13th annual World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit, which took place in Abu Dhabi at the Jumeirah

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Egyptair centre joins African Aviation Training Organization

Posted 12 April 2013

Egyptair Training Center has joined the newly-established African Aviation Training Organization (AATO), which was launched in Nairobi in April in the presence of ICAO secretary general Raymond Benjamin.

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Cape Town International Airport named best in Africa again

Posted 11 April 2013

Cape Town International Airport has retained its title as the Best Airport in Africa at the Skytrax 2013 World Airport Awards.

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Kenya low-cost airline still aiming for 2013 launch

Posted 11 April 2013

Kenya Airways (KNAL), sub-Saharan Africa's third-biggest carrier, will begin operating low-cost carrier JamboJet later this year, according to a report from respected news outlet bloomberg.com.

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Baggage handling improving – SITA report

Posted 9 April 2013

Airline baggage handling improved last year with the rate of mishandled bags dropping 1.78%, according to the ninth annual SITA Baggage Report.

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Aigle Azur increases flights to Algeria

Posted 9 April 2013

Aigle Azur Airline is broadening its service to Algeria by offering new connections and additional frequencies. The company has added additional flights from four major French cities – Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse.

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Tunisia fuel deal signed by Air BP and AGIL

Posted 8 April 2013

Air BP has marked entry into the Tunisian aviation fuel sector by signing a commercial and technical service agreement with Tunisia's AGIL, the national company of oil distribution.

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Travelport establishes direct operation in Kenya

Posted 8 April 2013

Travelport, a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to the global travel industry, has announced the launch of a new direct commercial presence in Kenya.

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ROUTES: TAV and ADP become World's largest airport network

Turkish airport operator TAV Airports Holding's ongoing growth and its partner Aéroports de Paris (ADP) has become the largest airport network in the world the company said at the 21st World Route Development Forum in Durban today.

Air Namibia announces new Harare-Lusaka service

Air Namibia has announced that, as from tomorrow, it will offer air travel services for both passengers and cargo on flights between Harare and Lusaka.

Rainbow Airlines applies for Zimbabwe air services permit

Reports are coming out of Zimbabwe that a new carrier has applied to the country's aviation licensing board, seeking permission to start both domestic and regional flights.

ASKY announces flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from July 1, 2013

ASKY Airlines, the Togo-based subsidiary of Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will be launched from its hub in Lomé on July 1.

Alison Price On Air adds Nigerian options to menu

Executive jet in-flight experience provider Alison Price On Air has expanded and restructured its aviation catering offering to better meet the needs of its widening international client base.

Cronos adds Port Harcourt to route network

Equatorial Guinea-based carrier, Cronos Airlines, is now including Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's Rivers State, on its route network.

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